Location: Penn State Medical Group
The gift of promoting a healthy lifestyle is probably the most valuable thing you could give to someone you care about this holiday season, yet it can also turn into a potential landmine of gift-giving disasters.
Combining low doses of a toxic herbicide with sugar-binding proteins called lectins may trigger Parkinsonism -- including symptoms like body tremors and slowing of body motions -- after the toxin travels from the stomach to the brain.
Dr. Debra Byler, an associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics, vice chair of pediatric education and associate professor in the Department of Neurology, is featured in the December Penn State College of Medicine’s “Exceptional Moments in Teaching” program.
Youth winter sports are underway, and with a recent increase in national attention on the possible dangers of head trauma for athletes, it is important for coaches, parents and players to recognize symptoms of a concussion and also help lessen their likelihood of occurring.
The Association of Faculty and Friends (AFF) of the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine donated $12,500 to the Department of Emergency Medicine on Nov. 14 to establish the AFF Emergency Department Sensory Awareness Program.
Penn State Children’s Hospital Pediatric Trauma and Injury Prevention Manager Amy Bollinger joined the Pennsylvania auditor general and a consumer watchdog group at the state capitol on Nov. 20 to discuss dangerous toys.
Dr. Dennis Gingrich, Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and a family physician with Penn State Health and Penn State College of Medicine, has been named to the American Academy of Family Physicians board of directors.